Friday, October 23, 2009

Box of Bisquick

So glad it’s Friday, like I always am!  This weekend will be busy just like weekdays though. But it is busyness I have brought on myself, and a type of busyness I don’t quite mind—I like to call it kitchen busyness! Do you know what I am talking about? Whole days in the kitchen spent mixing, experimenting, tasting, all the while trying not to sweat due to the oven and stove top on? Yes, that kind of busyness. I have a embarrassing massive amount of recipes from everywhere piling up in a box. I figured since I don’t have a lot of homework, it is a perfect time to put a dent in this box. Some things planned: Cinnamon rolls with an unsuspecting twist, a soup that my old Italian neighbor lady used to make, a new bread machine recipe, one more pizza to celebrate National Pizza Month, and 2 Halloween treats to post next week. Now whether or not I get to ALL of these is yet to be known, but keep your fingers crossed! :-) Oh and keep an eye out for some amazing product reviews soon as well.

So today’s post has reference to Bisquick, which if you don’t know is just an all-purpose baking mix sold in a box for roughly a little over $2.00. Recently I have become a big fan of their slightly newer Heart Smart Bisquick Baking Mix, which is basically just a healthier alternative to using Original Bisquick mix. It also has more calcium, low in fat with 0 Trans Fat, and it is certified by the American Heart Association. Once I logged onto the Bisquick website, I was blown away with all the recipes that use Bisquick. So I bookmarked oh, about 20 and have gotten through about 6. But I need to get through all of them by December, because I am planning on teaching “A Box of Bisquick” as one of my cooking classes that I start teaching in January(the catalog gets printed in Dec.). I think it’s a GREAT way to keep meals cheap, healthy, fast, and I bet you could find at least one recipe on the website, so it can please many palates. Within the next couple of weeks I’d love for you to stay tuned for “A Box of Bisquick” previews and recipes!

Bon Appétit a la Bisquick!

My thoughts on this recipe: Great overall! Looks super fancy, and tasted like it took a long time and expensive ingredients. However, next time I will be using fresh spinach, I am not too fond of the frozen spinach taste.

Impossibly Easy Spinach Parmesan Pie



1 tablespoon butter or margarine
4 medium green onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain
1/2 cup small curd creamed cottage cheese
1/2 cup  Bisquick® mix (preferably Heart Smart!)
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 eggs
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1.Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook onions and garlic in butter 2 to 3 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in spinach; spread mixture in pie plate. Spread with cottage cheese.

2.Stir Bisquick mix, milk, lemon juice, pepper and eggs until blended. Pour into pie plate; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and nutmeg.

3.Bake about 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutritionals and such can be found here.

Check out one of my prior Bisquick recipes here.

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Jenny said...

the bisquick mix is so versatile -- I've been browsing the site and there's SO many recipes I want to try.. including that spinach pie :)! Can't wait to see more of your bisquick magic!

p.s. thanks for the shout love :)

Sophia said...

you always come up with the most ridiculously simple yet brilliant recipes. You're amazing! And wow, weekend sounds fuun! Can't wait to see everything you cook up!

Krista said...

I love Bisquick for baking sweet things, but not so much for savoury stuff. I tried a few meal-type recipes and didn't like them. I can't wait to see what else you make with it, though!

Erica said...

Hooray for a baking filled weekend! I plan to do quite a bit today too. Mostly making baking gifts for a friends birthday whose been requesting my baked goods! I tried that healthy bisquick a while back- I believe I made a pizza crust with it! It was pretty yummy. The spinach pie looks awesome. I have tried baked oatmeal before and enjoyed it BUT I love the sort of mushy aspect of oats and missed this with the baked version

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

Wow! I love the combination of spinach and parmesan! This pie must be SOOO yummy! ;)

Kerstin said...

I love it when I have enough to to leisurely play in the kitchen all day too! Can't wait to see what you make.

Love your quick and easy spinach pie too!

Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

oh my gosh I'm from Clearwater and am here this weekend actually visiting my family!!! :) I was just reading the post below and about passed out lol.

Your spinach parm pie looks SO good. Yum!

Kim said...

This spinach pie looks delicious! I have been looking for this healthier version of Bisquick and can't find it in the market. I'm looking forward to all those dishes your baking up!!

Lele said...

I love this idea! My mom's "secret family strawberry shortcake" is actually Bisquick- it's serious stuff, man!

Karine said...

I love the combo of flavors of you pie! Parmesan and spinach go so well together :)